1850 in History – What happened in year 1850

In history, year 1850 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1850.

Know what happened in 1850:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 July Following Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore becamePresident of the United States, the last member of the Whig Party tohold that office.
15 MayMembers of the 1st Cavalry Regiment of the United StatesCavalry massacred at least 135 Pomo Indians in Lake County, California.
18 September The United States Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, whichdeclared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters.
29 AugustGerman composer Richard Wagner's romantic opera Lohengrin,containing the Bridal Chorus, was first performed under the direction ofFranz Liszt in Weimar, present-day Germany.
23 OctoberThe first National Women's Rights Convention, presided over byPaulina Kellogg Wright Davis (pictured), was held in Worcester,Massachusetts, US.
27 MarchSan Diego, the first European settlement in what is nowCalifornia, was incorporated as a city.
28 AugustGerman composer Richard Wagner's romantic opera Lohengrin (2015production pictured), containing the Bridal Chorus, was first performedunder the direction of Franz Liszt in Weimar, present-day Germany.
07 MarchIn support of the Compromise of 1850, United States Senator Daniel Webster gave his 'Seventh of March' speech, which was so unpopular among his constituency he was forced to resign.
19 JuneLouise of the Netherlands married Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1850:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyFlorence Earle Coates / Poet / United States of America
04 SeptemberLuigi Cadorna / Field Marshal / Italy
08 OctoberHenry Louis Le Châtelier / Academic / France
08 February Kate Chopin / Author / United States of America
08 MayRoss Barnes / Baseball Player / United States of America
09 DecemberEmma Abbott / Actress / United States of America
11 JulyAnnie Armstrong / Missionary / United States of America
11 January Joseph Charles Arthur / Pathologist / United States of America
12 MayFrederick Holder / Politician / Australia
14 January Pierre Loti / Author / France
15 January Mihai Eminescu / Journalist / Romania
15 February Sophie Bryant / Academic / Ireland
17 January Alexander Taneyev / Composer / Russia
18 January Seth Low / Politician / United States of America
21 MayGiuseppe Mercalli / Priest / Italy
26 OctoberGrigore Tocilescu / Archaeologist / Romania
26 March Edward Bellamy / Author / United States of America
27 JuneJørgen Pedersen Gram / Academic / Denmark
27 AprilHans Hartwig von Beseler / Politician / Germany
30 AugustMarcelo H. del Pilar / Journalist / Philippines

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